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Apio System issues US patent for use of smartphones to sense vehicle crash from inside vehicle

Published: April 30, 2015 | Virginia, United States

Apio Systems announced the issuance of a patent by the US Patent Office regarding the use of a smart phone to sense when there is a car crash and to recognize that it is inside that vehicle. The patent for invention number 8,989,952 covers the ability of a smart phone to detect a vehicle crash while inside that vehicle.  

Apio Systems is pioneering a new way to improve driving safety through a purpose-built mobile platform.  The proprietary technology harnesses powerful sensors in smart devices to sense and identify a broad range of road and driving conditions to deliver real-time, highly relevant alerts that safeguard the driver, regardless of the vehicle.

Apio Systems mobile platform monitors and sends real-time, pertinent alerts to our customers, and uses the appropriate data to create useful reports that are viewed through an online portal.  This technology helps drivers to respond to their driving environment and adjust their own driving risks to avoid problems, and allows managers to monitor safety, and improve company efficiency. 

“We are focused on providing significantly enhanced safety to drivers today, right now, regardless of the vehicle that they drive. Our platform provides safety benefits that are highly accessible to all drivers by utilizing the smartphone, already in most drivers’ pockets, without any additional expensive equipment or direct connection to the car.” – Sascha Simon, founder and CEO of Apio Systems

Source: Reuters

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